Keyboardist Robert Glasper to Play 56 Shows at New York’s Blue Note

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Terrace Martin (left) is one of the guests who will collaborate with keyboardist Robert Glasper during his residency at the Blue Note in New York.

(Photo: Jimmy & Dena Katz)

Robert Glasper soon will set up shop at the Blue Note for a month, playing 56 gigs at the New York jazz club Oct. 3 to Nov. 3. This will be the second year that Glasper has pursued a monthlong residency at the venue.

The 2019 residency is set to include an array of special guests from multiple genres, including vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding, who will collaborate with Glasper for two shows each night on Oct. 15–16.

Glasper also will pay tribute to one of his close friends, trumpeter Roy Hargrove (1969–2018), on Oct. 22–23. The two shows each night will feature Terrace Martin, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Ben Williams, Justin Tyson, Elena Pinderhughes and Renea Neufville.

Other guests during the residency include Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Slum Village’s T3, DJ Jahi Sundance, Chris Dave, Casey Benjamin, Derrick Hodge, Vincente Archer, Damion Reid and Luke James.

Scheduled performances include the following:

Oct. 3–6: Glasper with Yasiin Bey, featuring Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge and DJ Jahi Sundance

Oct. 8–13: Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio featuring Vincente Archer, Damion Reid and DJ Jahi Sundance

Oct. 15–16: Glasper with Esperanza Spalding, featuring Justin Tyson

Oct. 17–20: Glasper’s tribute to Stevie Wonder, featuring Luke James and other guests

Oct. 22–23: Glasper’s tribute to Roy Hargrove (with Terrace Martin, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Ben Williams, Justin Tyson, Elena Pinderhughes and Renea Neufville)

Oct. 24–27: Glasper’s tribute to J Dilla, featuring Slum Village’s T3 and other guests

Oct. 29–Nov. 3: The Original Robert Glasper Experiment, featuring Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin and Chris Dave with DJ Jahi Sundance

Ticket information is available at the Blue Note website.




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